A Guide to All the Major Cinematic Multiverses

The multiverse is everywhere. The niche, nerdy concept long discussed among comic book nerds and featured in shows like Doctor Who has taken over the movies—and not just superhero films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Entertainment Universe, but indie films like Everything Everywhere All at Once.

The term “mutiverse” describes the idea that th…

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Why Bonnie Raitt Deserved Song of the Year

When Bonnie Raitt’s name was called by presenter Jill Biden for Song of the Year at the Grammys on Sunday night, many on social media responded with confusion and even disgust. “Stop giving random people awards challenge,” wrote one user.

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Tom Perrotta on Writing Tracy Flick Into a MeToo World

No novelist can know in advance what kind of life a character might have beyond the page. When Tom Perrotta’s wry, perceptive comic novel Election was published, in 1998, he couldn’t have known that the name Tracy Flick would come to signify a certain type of young—or even not so young—woman, an ambitious overachiever with a steamroller approach to conquering th…

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Will and Kate on The Crown Season 6

As Netflix releases its second installment of The Crown’s sixth and final season on Dec. 14, fans will be met with a fictionalized retelling of how Kate Middleton and Prince William’s love story began.

Dealing with the years following Princess Diana’s death, the season shows the royal family grappling with their new realities in the early 2000s. Prince William and Prince H…

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Elvis Is Back in the Building—Thanks to AI

It’s impossible to avoid Elvis Presley in Las Vegas: his image appears on street art and photographs, while impersonators can be found all over the strip. But starting on Friday, the King of Rock and Roll will get possibly his largest tribute yet: a video collage that renders him hundreds of times, projected hundreds of feet into the air, in incarnations young and old, gyrating and reclining,…

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What My Friend Ivana Trump Was Really Like

Ivana Trump had a very definite style. She was really a product of the ’80s and early ’90s. She was tall, she was gorgeous. During that period, every major designer was clamoring to dress her. She loved life. She loved beautiful jewels, clothes, and furs. She left us too early (at age 73 on July 14).

We first met when a mutual friend invited her to one of my fashion shows. I w…

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The True Story Behind Netflix’s The Good Nurse

Charles Cullen is a former registered nurse who worked in hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where he assisted with procedures, tended to patients, and became one of America’s most prolific serial killers.

Over his 16-year career, Cullen is confirmed to have murdered 29 patients, and is believed to have killed as many as 400 people in total through multiple means, includ…

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Why Swifties Are Learning Football Rules

For people who have never watched football before, the rules admittedly can be a little confusing. But today, a whole new population of prospective fans are asking the necessary questions in order to get a handle on the sport. Sunday night, Swifties decided it was time to figure out how the game works after spotting Taylor Swift at the Kansas City Chiefs game. Swift was watching in tight end Tr…

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What to Know About the Book Behind ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Daisy Jones and the Six

Sex, drugs and rock and roll abound in Daisy Jones and the Six, the rollicking, drama-filled show about a rock band from the ’70s, out March 3 on Amazon Prime. The 10-episode series, which stars rock progeny Riley Keough as the titular Daisy, was adapted for the screen from author Taylor Jenkins Reid…

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What to Know About ‘House of the Dragon’

Game of Thrones’ first spinoff series, House of the Dragon, is finally here. But don’t expect to see any familiar faces. The show is set 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen and the events of Game of Thrones, the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. Still, audiences will get to meet plenty of Da…

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